Fundraise with us

Organising your own fundraiser is a wonderful way to support our life-changing services, have lots of fun and connect with inspiring people.

Supporting you all the way 

Whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser or thinking about organising your first event, our expert Fundraising team are here for you. 

They can answer all your questions, provide you with a boost when you need it, and simply make fundraising for Myeloma UK a whole lot easier. 

Get in touch at fundraising@myeloma.org.uk or on 0131 230 0429. They’d love to hear from you. 

How to maximise your fundraising

At Myeloma UK, we’ve learnt over the years about what helps to make a fundraiser a big success.

This expert knowledge is something we want all our fundraisers to benefit from. So, we’ve put together our top five essential tips for maximising your fundraising.

  1. Use social media, such as Facebook, to spread the word about your event.
  2.  Set up and promote an online giving page at JustGiving. Read the site’s top 10 tips on how best to do this. 
  3. Grab some Myeloma UK publicity materials from our Fundraising Team and use them in your community. 
  4. Get in touch with your local media and tell them about your fundraising. 
  5. Matched giving policy – ask your employer whether they’ll double your total.  

Already know which fundraiser you’d like to organise?

Please let us know all about it by completing our ‘Tell us about your event’ form, or contact our Fundraising team on fundraising@myeloma.org.uk or 0131 230 0429

Free resources for you 

Once you tell us about your event, we’ll send you a handy fundraising pack full of great advice and top tips.

To help with your fundraising, you can also download our sponsorship form. It makes collecting money and Gift Aid a whole lot easier.


 

Get inspired with Myeloma UK

Our Fundraising team has packaged up some of their favourite fundraisers in five handy sections. Take a look. Get inspired. And then begin your wonderful fundraising journey with Myeloma UK.

On your own

Miles for myeloma

Run, cycle, walk, swim or row to cover a set number of miles during a fixed period. Find out more about Miles for Myeloma.

Leave it out!

Challenge yourself to give up something you love and get sponsored for it. Your phone. Chocolate. Alcohol.

Have a clear out

Get hold of your unwanted items and list them on eBay or Vinted. You might raise more than you ever expected.

Head shave

Show solidarity with someone being treated for myeloma and get sponsored to have your hair shaved off.

With family and friends

Come dine with me

Organise a series of gourmet meals and get people to give a donation to sample the different menus.

Host a karaoke night

At home or a local venue, ask people to give a donation to sing their favourite songs. Or give a gift to keep them quiet!

Food glorious food

Host a BBQ, picnic or garden party in the summer months. Ask people to give a donation to sample your yummy food.

Pamper party

Invite friends over for an evening of indulgence and relaxation. Whack on the face packs and some fave movies on the TV.

At work

Get quizzical

Host a quiz at your workplace, local pub or another venue. Ask your employer and local businesses to donate prizes.

Bake sale

Cake makes everything better – even on Mondays! Ask colleagues and friends to bake tasty treats and sell them.

Dress down day

Ask your employer to let everyone wear casual clothes in exchange for a donation. Go orange to make it Myeloma UK themed.

Workplace challenge

Create a challenge for your team, department or whole workplace. How about cycling the length of the UK on an exercise bike?

At school, college or university

Organise a tournament

Football, rugby, or any other sport you fancy. Ask teams to donate to enter and organise other fundraising activities for the big day.

Auction of promises

Get friends and teachers to offer promises, products or services. You could also ask local businesses to get involved too.

It’s party time!

Host a party at your school, college or uni, or hire a local venue for your big bash. Ask local DJs or bands to donate their services for free.

Gaming marathon

Hold a 24-hour (or longer!) gaming marathon with your friends. Stream your efforts to promote it and raise more money.

Group Of Children Holding Bake Sale

Special days

Wedding day bliss

To celebrate you tying the knot, ask guests to give a donation to Myeloma UK instead of a gift for you and your partner.

Birthday bonanza

Take on a fundraising challenge like a parachute jump to celebrate your big day. This is especially good for milestone birthdays.

Egg-cellent work

Host a sponsored Easter egg hunt for children. Ask local businesses to donate chocolate eggs and other treasures to find.

Carol concert

For the festive period, organise an uplifting carol concert at a local venue. Encourage local choirs to get involved.

Don’t forget to let us know your plans

Once you know what type of fundraiser you’d like to organise, please let us know all about it.

You can do this by completing our Tell us about your event form or contacting our Fundraising team on fundraising@myeloma.org.uk or 0131 230 0429.

We’ll then send you a fundraising pack bursting with tops tips and advice and any publicity materials you’ve requested.

How your money changes lives  

Find out how we use your money to improve the lives of people living with myeloma and their families and friends. 

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